Imagine all the quality routes you’d be able to climb in a day if you go with someone who knows the area like the back of their hand... Tie in with Willie Benegas to climb your socks off Utah!
Climbing with a guide who’s intimately familiar with the multi-pitch classics of Utah’s Big and Little Cottonwood Canyon will ensure that you get on the highest quality, full-value routes in the Wasatch Range. You’ll find featured face climbing, heart-pumping exposure, clean slabs, roofs and superb cracks of varying difficulty, not to mention glorious views of the Salt Lake Valley and the heart of the Wasatch.
Ascending a multi-pitch climb will give you the opportunity to hone a certain set of skills, like placing and removing gear, building and taking down anchors, climbing efficiently, dealing with route finding and communication, using a variety of climbing techniques, rappelling and down climbing, etc. It can also be a great entry point into unfamiliar, more remote terrain, and can be a more physical challenge than climbing single pitches only. Multi-pitch routes range from a short 2-3 pitch stroll to a 10+ pitch full-value adventure with a complex approach/descent. Grades vary from 5.4 to 5.11, and some of our favorites include West Slabs (10 pitches, 5.5), Steort’s Ridge (three pitches, 5.6), Schoolroom (five pitches, 5.6), Outside Corner (four pitches 5.7), Tingey’s Terror (seven pitches, 5.7), Pentapitch (three to five pitches, 5.8), Eleventh Hour (five pitches, 5.8), Triple Overhangs (four pitches, 5.10a) and Stiffler’s Mom (seven pitches, 5.11a), just to name a few.
- Meet at specified location
- Go over itinerary, individual goals and route selection
- Review basic climbing know-how like belaying, knot tying, communication, safety procedures, etc.
- Get on the rock and climb
- Technique and climbing movement advice will be given along the way
- Break for water and snacks as needed
- Proceed to climb some more awesome rock!